Land Securities goes it alone in Leeds

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M7 launches development business

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Two die after toxic substance inhalation in Angola

first_imgAngola inaugurates new president Floods kill dozens in Angola Map of Angola. A detail from the World Map. Photo: GettyAt least two people have died and seven are in critical condition in a hospital in Angola’s eastern Lunda Sul province after inhaling toxic substance, the clinical director of local Hospital, Gomes Txipilica said.Txipilica explained that the incident occurred on Sunday and that suspicion arose that the family had spent the night with a lit stove containing roots and leaves collected from cultivated field.He regretted the loss of the two members of the same family and advised people not to sleep with lit stove and generators.Relatedcenter_img South Africa overturns right to die rulinglast_img read more

St. Lucian is UWI Open Campus 2012 Valedictorian

first_img Share 94 Views   6 comments Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share EducationNewsRegionalTertiary St. Lucian is UWI Open Campus 2012 Valedictorian by: – October 9, 2012 Krissa Johnny of Saint LuciaThe UWI Open Campus, St. Kitts & Nevis – The Campus Registrar of the Open Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mrs. Karen Ford-Warner, has announced that Miss Krissa Johnny of Saint Lucia has been selected as the 2012 Valedictorian for the Open Campus.Miss Johnny will graduate with other UWI graduands on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort, Frigate Bay, St. Kitts.Miss Johnny, daughter of Gorge and Helena Johnny, excelled in the online Bachelor of Education in Secondary Mathematics Education programme from the Open Campus and received first class honours.Miss Jonny, who plans to continue teaching mathematics at the Choiseul Secondary School in Saint Lucia., said it is an honour to have been selected to represent her peers.“I have always taken advantage of every opportunity given to me, pushed myself, and been proud of staying on top of everything,” Miss Johnny said. “I am very happy to have joined the UWI Open Campus to complete my first degree. All the support given to me was excellent and I made good friends across the region. It’s a good feeling to know that the hard work over the years has taken me here.”In addition to her accomplishments in the online classroom, Miss Johnny attended the all-girls’ secondary school, the St. Joseph’s Convent Secondary School in St. Lucia, earning eight CXC subjects, capped with an award for her excellent results in Mathematics.Miss Johnny proceeded to the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College to successfully complete A-Level subjects in Mathematics, Physics and Geography.Returning to the St. Joseph’s Convent Secondary School in 2001, she worked for two years as a Laboratory Technician.It was her experience and talent for teaching that emboldened her to apply for a full-time teaching position in Mathematics and Integrated Science at the same institution the following year.She returned to the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College to pursue an Associate Degree in Secondary Teacher Education, majoring in Mathematics and Science at the Division of Teacher Education and Educational Administration. She was awarded Best Overall Achievement, after which she returned to St. Joseph’s as teacher of mathematics and physics.While still working, she enrolled with the UWI Open Campus in 2009 to read for the online Bachelor of Education Degree in Secondary Mathematics Education.Beyond her academic and career achievements, Miss Johnny is also a single parent of a daughter and also enjoys walking, listening to music, reading and football.We are proud that Miss Johnny chose the UWI Open Campus to fulfill her dream and salute her academic accomplishments so far.The graduation ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will be streamed live online on the Open Campus website.Press releaselast_img read more

Barbados rapes: Victims say innocent man charged

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share NewsRegional Barbados rapes: Victims say innocent man charged by: – November 22, 2012 Sharecenter_img Tweet 44 Views   2 comments Dr Rachel Turner says she is “convinced” of the innocence of her alleged attackerTwo British women say they are “absolutely convinced” the man accused of raping them in Barbados is innocent after meeting him at a court hearing.Researcher Dr Rachel Turner, from Hertfordshire, and Diane Davies, of Anglesey, north Wales, were attacked within days of each other in 2010.Barbadian Derick Crawford, 47, has been charged with the attacks, but the pair are certain he was not the rapist.Police in Barbados said the “evidence strongly supports” the charge.Dr Turner and Mrs Davies said they are concerned that while the Royal Barbados Police (RBP) continue to support the prosecution of Mr Crawford, the real rapist is free to attack again.The two women, who have waived their right to anonymity, say Mr Crawford looks and sounds nothing like the man who attacked them in Holetown St James.‘Incensed’Dr Turner, 30, who grew up near Letchworth, Hertfordshire, and holds a research post at the University of the West Indies, was attacked as she walked along a path to the beach in October 2010.Two days later Mrs Davies, who was on holiday, was assaulted in the same area. Dr Turner said: “The person who attacked me was in their early 30s. This person (Mr Crawford) was 47 and has a scar on his face, features that are completely different.”Mrs Davies said: “The attacker was at least 10 years younger than this man. He was taller, chubbier and had a round face. He (Mr Crawford) is nothing like him.”Dr Turner believes the Barbados police are not concerned about who they convict for the crime as long as the case appears to have been solved.“I think that the Barbados police are ignoring a problem until it goes away. I’m not prepared to watch them sweep it under the carpet. I don’t want them to get away with it and the person who committed these crimes is still free and, of course, he might rape again,” she said.Mrs Davies added: “The man who did do it is still out there and they (the police) are not attempting to find him. We are convinced they have arrested this man to protect the tourism industry. We are incensed by it all.”Mrs Davies flew out to Barbados to attend a committal hearing due to take place on Tuesday.Although the hearing was adjourned until Friday, both Dr Turner and Mrs Davies met Mr Crawford for the first time.“Diane… and I spoke to him and I am absolutely convinced that he is not the man who raped me, as is Diane,” said Dr Turner.President of the Barbados Bar Association Andrew Pilgrim, who is representing Mr Crawford, said he was concerned that after 18 months the police had not provided him with forensic evidence.‘Highly regarded’“I would have had full disclosure on the DNA evidence whether they favour him (Mr Crawford) or don’t favour him,” he said.The prosecution case against Mr Crawford appears to be relying on a confession from Mr Crawford which has since been retracted.RBP Police Commissioner Darwin Dottin said in a statement: “The team of investigators who were tasked with investigating these assaults are firmly of the view that the evidence strongly supports the decision to arrest and charge Mr Crawford.“The Royal Barbados Police Force has an excellent reputation in the law enforcement community and is highly regarded. This is not to say that we never make mistakes. On the contrary, on such occasions, it is our policy to admit our failings.“To suggest that we put the reputation of our country before the welfare and comfort of our visitors is utterly wrong. Almost one million visitors come to Barbados each year. The overwhelming number of these visits are incident free.”BBC Newslast_img read more

Bahamas issues travel warning for US, citing racial tension

first_img Sharing is caring! InternationalNewsPrintRegional Bahamas issues travel warning for US, citing racial tension by: Associated Free Press – July 11, 2016 NASSAU, Bahamas (AFP) – The government of the Bahamas has urged its citizens to be careful when traveling to the United States, citing tensions over the recent deaths of black men at the hands of police.Most people in the Caribbean nation are black.The foreign ministry said young Bahamian men in particular should exercise caution in their dealings with police in US cities.“Do not be confrontational and cooperate,” the ministry said in a statement.Monday is a holiday in the Bahamas, so many people here were expected to use the long weekend to visit the US.The travel warning is of the kind that the US State Department issues to Americans traveling to countries it deems dangerous.Racial tensions are running extremely high in the United States because of the death last week of two black men at the hands of police, the latest in a series of such incidents.Micah Johnson, the black gunman who killed five police and wounded seven others during a peaceful protest Thursday in Dallas, told police those earlier killings were the reason for his rampage. Police killed him by detonating a bomb carried by a robot. Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Share 87 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

DOT Making the Rounds to Sand Local Roads

first_imgCooke: “Our first priority is main roads, highest traffic, highest speeds, and then we get to the secondary side-roads. And we do know that it is slick everywhere and we will get to you.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Sanding trucks from the State Department of Transportation have been making the rounds of our local roads today as vehicles continue to slide along the icy highways. Tammy Cooke with the DOT…center_img Cooke said they take care of state roads while roads within city limits are generally the responsibility of the municipality.last_img read more

‘Incredible’ Date Krumm stuns champ Sharapova

first_imgKimiko Date Krumm took Maria Sharapova to the old school of tennis Monday, scoring one of the biggest wins in the history of the Japanese game with a three-set victory over the former world No. 1 in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open.Date Krumm, the wild card and the oldest player in the draw who turns 40 on Tuesday, beat defending champion Sharapova 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 in a match that lasted 2 hours, 9 minutes on the center court at Ariake Colosseum. RELATED PHOTOS “I think I’ll remember the last day of my 30s for a long time,” said Date Krumm, who faces Daniela Hantuchova in the next round. “Hopefully, I can enjoy the first day of my 40s just as much tomorrow.”The tournament’s 1999 winner drew singular praise from her Russian counterpart.“I think it’s incredible,” said Sharapova, the No. 12 seed. “It shows she stayed in such great shape even when she was away from the game. It takes quite a while to come back and be at a fit level.”Date Krumm, who played her first match on home soil this year, only returned two days ago from Seoul, where she lost in the quarterfinals of the Korea Open.“I came back from Korea, and had a hard time getting rid of the fatigue,” she said. “I felt better when I woke up this morning, but I wasn’t completely sure how I would be until I actually stepped onto the court.“She’s the defending champion and a former world No. 1 and needless to say, she’s very talented. I don’t stand a chance against her if I don’t play at my best, so I just focused on getting myself as ready as possible.”Sharapova had never lost in the opening round at five previous Pan Pacific Opens, and was trying to become the first player to defend the title since Lindsay Davenport in 2003-2004.But Sharapova, who is 17 years Date Krumm’s junior, self-destructed with 11 double faults and was up 3-2 in the third set before the Japanese veteran broke her serve from 40-0 to key the comeback.The 188-cm Sharapova, who towers over Date Krumm by 25 cm, said she struggled to adjust to her opponent’s game, which is unlike that of most players of her generation.“Her style of play is quite different,” Sharapova said. “Her strokes are pretty fast and she stays inside the baseline and takes the ball early.“Her style is not similar to the majority of the girls on tour — especially against someone that likes to hit big and faster on the court. She really uses that to her advantage; that’s what she did incredibly well.”In a meeting of two former champions — the first ever between Sharapova and Date Krumm — it was the Japanese veteran who took the first set after being down 5-4 to Sharapova.Date Krumm forced deuce to make it 5-5 before winning the next two games as Sharapova struggled with her shots, taking herself out of the match mentally.But the former Wimbledon queen regrouped for the second set, racing out to a 3-0 lead. Date Krumm chipped away at the advantage, pulling three games back, but a calmer, cooler Sharapova found a way to spot her serve as she evened the score at one set apiece.Date Krumm would not go away, however, frustrating Sharapova with superb shot location and a tenacity that belied her age as she clawed her way back in the match for the victory, which was met with a standing ovation from the crowd. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img Date with destiny: Kimiko Date Krumm stretches for a shot against Maria Sharapova on Monday. | KYODO PHOTO IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Khalil Mack looking for huge contract from Raiders

first_imgDenver linebacker Von Miller received $70 million in guarantees in the six-year contract he signed in 2016, while the Los Angeles Rams’ Aaron Donald figures to top that number when he inks a new deal. Rams general manager Les Snead hinted this week the two sides are “on the verge” of a massive deal.Mack is entering the final year of his rookie contract, a fifth-year team option in which he will earn nearly $14 million. If he is looking to become the highest-paid defender in the league, he will need to top $19 million annually, which is Miller’s salary.Meanwhile, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will meet with Dez Bryant on Friday to discuss the wideout’s contract, according to a report from Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan.Bryant, 29, has been considered a possible candidate for a pay cut or release this offseason, as he is due $12.5 million in salary in 2018 and is set to count $16.5 million against the Cowboys’ cap.Outright releasing Bryant would save Dallas $8.5 million against the cap while incurring a dead-money charge of $8 million. Doing so with a post-June 1 designation would save $12.5 million in 2018, while spreading the dead money across 2018 and 2019 with $4 million in each year.Also, after weeks of rumors and speculation, NFL teams no longer expect the New York Giants to trade wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., according to an ESPN report.Per ESPN, many teams believed as recently as last week that there was “a real chance” that Beckham would be traded. Oakland Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack is seeking a new contract that will guarantee him $65 million. | CC-BY-SA-3.0/JEFFREY BEALL IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Oakland Raiders, Khalil Mack, Jon Gruden GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img NEW YORK – Oakland Raiders pass rusher Khalil Mack was absent from the start of voluntary workouts under new head coach Jon Gruden. Money appears to be at the heart of the matter as Mack is seeking a long-term contract extension.The 2016 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and two-time first-team All-Pro is looking to get paid like the game’s top defensive player and wants a contract that guarantees $65 million, reported NFL Network’s Steve Wyche. KEYWORDS RELATED PHOTOSlast_img read more

Felder sparks Oakland to 81-56 win over Illinois-Chicago

first_imgROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Kahlil Felder had 20 points and a career-high 14 assists to lead Oakland to an 81-56 win over Illinois-Chicago on Sunday.Max Hooper hit six 3-pointers and scored 19 points and Corey Petros had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Golden Grizzlies (15-14, 10-4 Horizon League), who won their 10th straight home game.Hooper had 16 points, Felder 15 and Oakland shot 60 percent to open a 45-27 lead at the half.The Flames (7-22, 3-11) opened the second half with an 11-2 run to get within 47-38 but the Golden Grizzlies responded with an 11-2 run of its own to regain control. Dane Willis had a 3 and Nick Daniels, who finished with 10 points, had two of his three treys.Marc Brown had 21 points for Illinois-Chicago and Jason McClellan had 12 and eight rebounds.Oakland shot 49 percent but made 15 of 28 3-pointers.last_img read more